1998 Ford Taurus 126,000 miles. Last May 2004 after sitting in park with
car on and air blaring my car started to act strangly. First the rpms
would waver then the car would shut off. I could turn it back on
immediately after always. From the time on, every time I drove the car
20 to 30 miles then sat in park with air on it would die when I tried to
take off. In june 2004, aamco told me it was the transmission. they did
major repairs for about $2200 . but it still died. then they cleaned the
fuel injection and replaced the idol motor. still it died. I did the
regular 306090 overhaul at allied. still it died. every time it dies and
turn it back on the temp rises getting very close to the "H". after
hurricane charley and when the weather cooled from about oct 2004 until
may 2005 it stopped dying . I thought maybe it worked itslef out. But
middle of May it started dying again. and even worse. today i drove less
than a mile left the car on in park for 5 minutes and when I went to
rpms wavered i hear a clicking sound like it it trying to roll over and
dies. If i push the gas fast and hard it doesn't. my car has been tested
on 3 computers and 5 mechanics. even ford put it on computer and couldn't
figure it out. aamco fixed my transmission and not my problem. and still
took my money. Can anyone help me???
From everything you said, there is a problem in the fuel system.
Simply, there is not enough fuel getting to the engine. (OR-AND) YOU
SHOULD DO THIS ANYWAY. GET NEW SPARK PLUGS.
There are 2 things you need to try. If the fuel filter hasn't been
changed, you are over 50,000 due. Get the filter chagnged. (This should
costs under $50 total for parts and labor or labour in the UK) Then go
to WalMart (you need to go to WalMart since most auto stores don't stock
it) and buy "3" Chevron -->Techron<-- fuel treatments. The total cost
for the Techron should be less than $15.
Fill your car up (gasoline is best) and put the 3 bottles of Techron in
to your gas tank. Drive your car until you are about at a 1/2 tank.
If your car doesn't improve after this, send me an email at
firstname.lastname@example.org and will find away to talk. I've been working on my
own Fords since 84. I'm sure we can find an answer to your problems.
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